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The Making of the Modern Christmas

Golby, J. M.; Purdue, A. W.

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ISBN 10: 082030879X / ISBN 13: 9780820308791
Published by Univ of Georgia Pr, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Red cloth, gilt titles. The writer examines the history of the holiday, in both religious and secular contexts. Profusely illustrated with period photos and drawings, mostly B&W, with a centerfold supplement of color plates. Unread, near new in like DJ with slight shelfwear. 144 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 6649

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Title: The Making of the Modern Christmas

Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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The author reveals how the Victorians enlarged celebrations into something like the Christmas season of today, with singing, dancing, plum pudding, decorated trees, street caroling, Christmas cards and Santa Claus. The book also covers the history of Christmas through the 20th century, discussing the two world wars, the influence of television and film, the Queen's speech and the increasing commercialization of the season. The many illustrations include famous examples such as Roosevelt and Churchill leaving the White House for Christmas service in 1941 and the Christmas tree at Windsor.

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